Monday, August 11, 2014
Nurse Bennett Heritage House
Myra Bennett worked as a nurse in England for ten years before agreeing to serve in Newfoundland for two years. She was sent to a small fishing village on the west coast and soon found herself caught up in the lives of the people in the villages up and down the coast. She stayed for 68 years, marrying and raising a family, all the while dispensing medicine, mending injuries and delivering babies, even though sometimes she didn’t receive a salary or the patients couldn’t afford to pay.
A covered kiosk features interpretation panels with photographs. The house which served as a office and home for Bennett and her family still has the original furnishings and is opened to tour.
Small RVs will fit in the parking lot. House